Use "Darik's Burn and Nuke" --> http://www.dban.org/

Download the utility, create a bootable CD, and boot to it. It will "clean"
the hard drive.

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Tom Jedrzejewicz
tomjedrz@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx

"Illegitimi non carborundum"



On Mon, Sep 24, 2012 at 6:20 AM, Vidal, Concepcion <CVidal@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:

Good morning list!

My friend has an old Desktop COMPAQ Presario that he wants to sell /
donate. He wants to wipe out any personal data from it. It has Windows XP
in it but he has no CDs. I have tried to use the F10 function (System
Recovery) and seem that is not getting activated and I have tried several
free programs to try to format the hard drive but I have not found "the
one" yet.

Can you guide me to the right path about how to initialize / format the
hard drive?

Thanks in advance!
Peter Vidal

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